Editorial

Pandemics, like the one we are currently experiencing, claim millions of lives, destroy economic stability and disrupt the wellbeing of society. The COVID-19 pandemic demonstrated the lack of preparedness of healthcare systems across the globe and revealed its fragilities. The Omicron wave and particularly the vaccination process at a global scale, though very asymmetric, may have slowed down the impact of...

Cover Stories

This paper explores the future of healthcare as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic through the lens of complex systems theory and the pillars of integrated care. COVID-19 has exposed and amplified the inequities in our health and care systems.In seeking to address these inequities, we need to recognise that health and care systems are complex adaptive systems.Integrated care is an important guiding prin...

Early during the COVID-19 pandemic, a newly developed Surge Operations Call Center (SOCC) averted overload in individual Central Ohio hospitals by directing patients to hospitals with available beds and staff. The SOCC, designed to load balance patients during emergencies to network hospitals according to bed and staff capacity, helped prevent hospital overload during the COVID-19 pandemic.Streamlined pro...

Point-of-View - Decision Support

An overview of the role of digital transformation in the healthcare space, particularly the adoption of telehealth solutions during the pandemic and an outlook of the future of telehealth solutions and the momentum of digitalisation in healthcare. During the COVID-19 pandemic, digital transformation efforts in healthcare have accelerated, especially in the telehealth sphere.Remote patient monitoring is her...

An overview of the logistic challenges during the pandemic, the use of drones to trigger logistic advancements both in normal operational conditions and in emergency situations, and the new set of possibilities introduced by autonomous drones to reduce legacy vulnerabilities of healthcare systems. COVID-19 highlighted the need for improvement in existing logistic methods for the transport of biological samp...

Point-of-View - Disease Assessment and Management

Professor Michele Brignole is the the coordinator of the Faint & Fall programme at the IRCCS Istituto Auxologico, Milan, Italy. He was formerly the Director of the Department of Cardiology of Ospedali del Tigullio, Lavagna, Italy. Prof Brignole’s main fields of research are diagnosis, pathophysiology, therapy of syncope and rhythm disturbances and catheter ablation of arrhythmias. He served as the cha...

Governance And Leadership

A look into the impetus behind pharmaceutical development trends and how healthcare policymakers and payers should adapt to emerging new treatments and considerations for a managed approach to adoption. Policymakers and payers must plan for healthcare delivery and services within cash-constrained budgets while also accounting for beneficial medical innovations.The pharmaceutical industry tends to develop...

Successful Digitalisation Pathways

An overview of data management challenges that can help improve efficiency, compliance, data security and interoperability in healthcare. Every industry is striving to control and harness the power of data and healthcare is no exception.The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the HIPAA Security Rule and the HIPAA Privacy Rule have established national standards for the protection...

Medical Imaging

Charlotte Beardmore, the Executive Director of Professional Policy for the Society and College of Radiographers, was appointed President of the European Federation of Radiographer Societies (EFRS) and is now serving as Immediate Past President. Charlotte has served on the EFRS board for a number of years. In an interview with HealthManagement.org, Charlotte discusses the future of radiography and describes...



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